Just hours after Les Miles elected to stay at LSU, Brady Hoke has been hired as the Michigan head coach. Hoke, the head coach at San Diego State, emerged as a top-target of athletic director Dave Brandon on Tuesday after Miles, Jim Harbaugh and others declined to take the job. Reports surfaced earlier in the day that Brandon had been in talks with Hoke and was flying to California to meet with him.
The news was made official with a press release from the Michigan athletic department.
"We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brady," said Brandon. "He is a terrific coach and will be a great ambassador and leader for our football program. We look forward to having him build a championship program on the field and in the classroom."
Hoke spent the last two seasons at San Diego State, compiling a 13-12 record. That record, however, includes an impressive turnaround, from 4-8 in 2009 to 9-4 with a Poinsettia Bowl win in 2010. Before taking the job at San Diego State, Hoke spent six seasons at Ball State, finishing his last year at 12-1, only losing in the GMAC Bowl.
Hoke will be introduced as the Michigan head coach at a press conference on Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST.
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